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Shawson M Hebert is a retired Army Sergeant who earned a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems in 2007 from Louisiana Tech University. He is currently employed with a Fortune 500 telecommunications corporation as a Systems Analyst and Web Developer. He lives at home in Louisiana with his family and their two Siberian Huskies. Beneath a Winter Moon is his first novel.
Look for his next novel to be released in mid 2011.
**Beneath a Winter Moon has been edited, as of August 21, 2010. Previous versions had been reviewed by the author, only**
on Aug. 18, 2010 :
First, if you love horror, this is one you cannot miss.
If you are a fan of the old-style wolfman? This is for you! This werewolf(s) is/are the epitome of the cursed man, and not your insta-morphing german shepherd slacker types seen all too often these days.
If you love an author who takes you into the heart, soul, and mind of the creature (werewolf), this is the book. The walk-through of this werewolf on the hunt...what he sees, feels...and how he react is a hell of a lot more realistic than some of the newer, best-selling pieces out there.
The book reads as if written by a veteran author, and it is refreshing in that this writer has to have had some instruction and experience.
The novel contains a wide variety of characters. The storyline that you see here and Amazon lead you to believe this is all about some characters being chased on a mountain by the beast...but that is only only one backdrop and one set of characters.
This book deals with a large cast of characters from all over, and intertwines several character groups, crafting relationships between them that are tight and fit well and flow well with one another.
The author brings the main characters to life very quickly, and their actions, speech, and placement in the story are excellent. The flow of this book from chapter to chapter is good.
Excellent humor where it shows up. I like more humor as opposed to less, so the humore was decent but more would have been okay with me.
CONS CONS CONS:
Prologue should have been split up into at least a couple of chapters. I think the author wanted to get the creatures' background out there as the prologue, but the next step is to fast forward, and while the flow is there and all good, part II of the prologue should have been a 'Chapter One.' That might not bother anyone but me, but I had the feeling that the story got kicked off twice rather than once. Thankfully everything still fit. I didn't get the feeling that anything was out of place.
Humor was good, but I like more (did I say that already?)
The book is edited only by the author and he tells us that and most Ebooks here are the same way...so there is some roughness about it but in NO WAY does it effect the story. If you are a stickler, you will notice 'just a couple' of rough points.
You will not be disappointed if you are a true horror/thriller/or especially an true werewolf fan. Won't happen.
(reviewed the day of purchase)